Rasmussen on Monday:
Conan O’Brien officially replaces Jay Leno as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” today, but Johnny Carson is still the king of late-night comedy.
While Leno is stepping down after 22 years as host of “The Tonight Show,” 42% of Americans declare Carson, whom he succeeded, to be the best late night talk show host. Leno and CBS’ “Late Night” host David Letterman tie with 19% support each, while Carson’s predecessor Jack Paar receives just two percent (2%).
Twenty-eight percent (28%) of adults say they are at least somewhat likely to watch “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.” Among those who watch talk shows every night or nearly every night, 27% are likely watch, but 28% are not at all likely to see the show.
Adults who are 40-49 are more likely to watch the show than any other age group.
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